Eight vehicles, which were part of NCP MP Supriya Sule’s convoy, were fined after being found parked in a no-parking area in Solapur city, the police said on Sunday.Ms. Sule on Tuesday evening participated in an event, ‘Sanvad Taishi’, a mass outreach campaign, ahead of the Assembly polls, at the Indian Medical Association’s hall at Dufferin Chowk in Solapur.As the programme started, there was a traffic jam in the area following which the police asked the event organisers to remove some vehicles parked in the no-parking area outside the premises, a traffic police official said. However, despite repeated warnings, the vehicles were not removed.Subsequently, eight vehicles, including some SUVs, which were part of Ms. Sule’s convoy, were fined under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act.These included a four-wheeler registered in the NCP’s name and another vehicle in which Ms. Sule, the Lok Sabha member from Baramati (Pune district), arrived for the event, he said. “We are not sure if any of the vehicles belonged to the MP,” the official said.However, some members of the NCP’s youth wing claimed there was no other place in the area to park the vehicles and alleged the action was taken “deliberately” by the police.Ms. Sule on Friday launched her ‘Sanvad’ (dialogue) campaign to reach out to the public ahead of the Assembly elections. In the first phase, Ms. Sule, who is the daughter of NCP chief and former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, will cover Ahmednagar, Solapur, Jalgon, Nashik, Thane and Navi Mumbai, a party leader said.
A day before foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan meet in Islamabad, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik is hopeful that there will be some progress in bilateral relations. Speaking to Headlines Today, Shahid Malik said that he was expecting a movement forward in the Thimpu spirit. Several confidence building measures will be discussed in Islamabad. “We expect some progress in the Thimpu spirit. Conventional and nuclear CBMs are on the table,” Malik told Headlines Today. As a goodwill gesture before the talks, India sent back six Pakistani prisoners after they were released from different jails.All the prisoners were released at Joint Check Post of Attari international border and they crossed over to Pakistan through the land transit route on the basis of ‘Emergency Travel Certificate’ issued by the Delhi-based Pakistan High Commission.They were arrested after they crossed over to Indian territory without passport and visa, officials said.The repatriated prisoners are Mohammad Naran released from Palra jail of Bhuj in Gujarat, Mohammad Arshad released from a jail in Rajasthan, Asgar Ali released from Bikaner jail in Rajasthan, and Iqbal Sadiq, Nasir Ullah and Amjad Ali were released from three different jails of Punjab, an official at Attari border said.Naran has spent fifteen years behind the bars in India since Pakistan was not confirming his antecedents, the official said. — With PTI inputsFor more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisement